|Created by||Artyom Litvinenko|
|Directed by||Artyom Litvinenko|
|Country of origin||Ukraine|
|No. of series||4|
|No. of episodes||32|
|Running time||49–54 minutes|
|Original network||ICTV, 1TV|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||November 11, 2013 –|
The Sniffer (Russian and Ukrainian: Нюхач, romanized: Nyukhach) is a Russian-language detective series produced and shot in Ukraine by FILM.UA Television, created, co-written, and directed by Artyom Litvinenko.
The show is about a man, known as The Sniffer, who has an unusually sensitive sense of smell that allows him to investigate crimes by detecting and distinguishing trace amounts of various substances. He works alongside his childhood friend, Viktor Lebedev, an officer in the Special Bureau of Investigations.
Cast and characters
- Kirill Käro as The Sniffer
- Ivan Oganesyan as Col. Viktor Lebedev
- Mariya Anikanova as Yulia
- Nina Gogaeva as Tatyana Voskresenskaya
- Nikolai Chindyajkin as General
- Aleksey Zorin as Maxim
- Agnė Grudytė as Irina Nordin
- Viktor Shchur as SBR employee
- Denis Martynov as Gena
Even before its premiere, the series was officially renewed for a second season, with eight new episodes. The second season opened on 1TV on 5 October 2015, with cinematography by Graham Frake, who had previously been head of photography for Downton Abbey.
Beginning in May 2017, the first two seasons were streamed on Netflix and the third season was later added. As of 2021, Netflix no longer carries the series.
- Видеоинтервью Артёма Литвиненко
- "The Sniffer". Amazon.com. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
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- "Kirill Kyaro Sniffed The Third Time". Кино-Театр. Retrieved 1 June 2017.